A number of schools in Kabale Municipality are putting final touches in preparation for the return of candidates and finalists from the COVID-19 break that was declared in March this year by President Museveni.
At Jack and Jill Nursery and Primary school in Kabale municipality, writings on the gate and walls warning against COVID-19 usher you into the school.
The gate has a hand washing facility and sanitizer.
Rogers Muhwezi, the school head teacher says the school has already put out messages to parents on how they should send their children to school.
“We told parents that there will be no visiting day, we asked each candidate to report with at least 2 reusable masks and the parents have been told of the payment procedure for school fees,” he said.
Muhwezi says the school which has 40 Primary seven candidates will also use two classrooms for lessons. The school has also purchased three jerrycans of liquid soap, a temperature gun and bottles of hand sanitisers.
Muhwezi says they were able to do this with about Shs 1million.
“The school director said he will get a loan to sustain the school in these trying times. We are also looking at an option of deducting staff salaries if worse comes to worst.” he said.
At Kabale Secondary School, Ben Mugasho, the Deputy head teacher says the school’s purchase committee had by Monday set out to get all the necessary items to help in COVID-19 prevention.
The school has 160 O’level candidates and 40 advanced level candidates. 30 staff members will also be accommodated in the existing staff quarters as a measure.
“We have also set up a COVID-19 committee as the school that will be essential in ensuring the implementation of these guidelines,” said Mugasho.
Mugasho says 3 classrooms have been set up to handle candidates and each candidate will be sitting alone.
Meanwhile, Kabale University will be receiving its finalists on Saturday 17th October, 2020.
In a statement from the Academic registrar Narcicir Tibenderana, students will be expected to report with 4 reusable cloth masks, 4 50mls bottles of alcohol- based hand sanitizers and they will be subjected to a mandatory COVID-19 training on Monday.